The answer to rejection is “thank you”.
It’s one person’s opinion even if that person is very influential or is in a position to kill an idea on the spot.
It’s not possible to be successful if you’re going to accept rejection.
So, there are several ways to approach it:
- We live among other people’s failures all the time. Aerosmith’s “Dream On” was not the only record launched and re-launched to become a hit because it didn’t catch on right away. Sometimes it takes people more time to see what you see.
- If we seek approval over conviction, we’re watering down our ideas to gain acceptance.
The best approach to a naysayer is “thank you for not seeing the value of my idea or my person” and that’s one way to guarantee that our best instincts are unaffected by those who cannot yet see our dreams.
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